As a fast touring machine, the new 976 c.c. twin suggests unlimited possibilities.
BY the addition of two extreme models to the Coventry Eagle range, there is a machine of practically every capacity known. The newcomers are a 147 c.c. two-stroke miniature and a sporting big twin with the 976 c.c. super sports J.A.P. engine.
Prices of the two-stroke are £30 9s. single-geared, and £33 12s. with a two-speed box.
Compact Engine Housing.
As might have been expected from the makers of motor cycles with the elegant appearance of the 1922 Coventry Eagles, the new big twin is particularly handsome and symmetrical. Furthermore, the way in which the engine is housed is exceptionally compact; a 5-in. ground clearance is allowed, although the saddle height is only 27in.
The finish is of the very finest, and, generally speaking, it represents remarkable value at £125. A suitable light sporting sidecar is marketed at £20.
Few miniatures have more businesslike lines than the 147 c.c. Coventry Eagle.
One other addition deserves notice; it is a 349 c.c. side valve Blackburne-engined, chain-driven three-speed machine at £69.
The remaining Coventry-Eagle models are retained without any alterations of note. Their prices, however, have been much reduced. For example, the 348 c.c. J.A.P.-engined utility mount - purely the maker's designation, for it is particularly pleasing in appearance - is now £72, although this figure does not include lamps, horn, etc., as last year. £19 buys a sidecar to suit either of the last-mentioned machines.
Dual purpose Model.
A 550 c.c. J. A.P.-engined dual-purpose machine sells at £95 solo; and £115 with sidecar.
All the larger Coventry Eagle machines are, of course, fitted with the familiar hull-nosed saddle tank, introduced more than 12 months ago on the 250 c.c. o.h.v. sports lightweight.
The Motor Cycle November 16th 1922.
The 1922 Olympia Show.
COVENTRY EAGLE. (Stand 43.)
Small Singles; Big Sports Twin.
8 H.P. MODEL.
85.5X85 mm. (976 c.c.); V twin cyl. four-stroke; side-by-side valves; hand-pump lubrication; Amac carb.; chain-driven mag; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 700x80 mm. tyres. Price; Solo, £125; with Sidecar, £145.
Coventry Eagle Cycle and Motor Co., Coventry.
There are few machines in the Show that can compete with the latest big Coventry Eagle, either in appearance or from the mechanical point of view. It is a most imposing machine, yet compact and neat. Engine and gear box are well-known proprietary units - the super-sports J.A.P. and the Sturmey-Archer respectively - but it is the way in which they are housed that attracts attention. Incidentally, the engine plates are of a new pattern, employing two bolts instead of one where they are attached to the frame lugs, and of such a shape as to permit extremely short front down-and saddle-tube. A very rigid assembly is the result. Montgomery spring forks, a large bull-nosed saddle tank, and a neat aluminium silencer are noteworthy features.
3 H.P. Model.
70x90 mm. (348 c.c); single cyl.; four-stroke; side-by-side valves; hand-pump lubrication; Amac carb.; chain-driven, mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 26x2¼4 in. tyres. Price: Solo, £67; with Sidecar, £86.
Known as the general utility model, the 346 c.c. J.A.P.-engined Coventry Eagle may be taken as representative of the wide range of light- and medium-weight machines staged. It again embodies well-tried proprietary components, but differs from the larger machine in having Brampton forks. To a sporting specification, using the sports edition of the same engine, it costs £69 10s.
Very similar is a 348 c.c. Blackburne-engined model at £55; while there are two; workmanlike 249 c.c. Blackburne and 293 c.c. J.A.P. models, with two-speed, clutch and kick-starter, and final belt drive, both at £56.
l¾ H.P. Model.
55x60 mm. (142 c.c); single cyl. two-stroke; petroil lubrication; Amac carb.; chain-driven mag.; single gear; chain and belt drive; 26x2in. tyres. Price £30 9s.
The new miniature is one of the best-looking of its type in the Show. This quality is helped by the tank being a replica of that on the larger machines. The magneto-drive, from a sprocket alongside the engine sprocket, enables one cover to protect the primary and magneto drives. £33 12s. is the price of a two-speed model.
Finally, there is a sturdy but pleasing family sidecar outfit at £115, employing the 549 c.c. J.A.P. engine.
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